Flash back to last August, and everybody was talking about the solar eclipse. Here in Cleveland, the eclipse was about 80% of total, and it had a noticeable effect on the light that hot, sunny day. We didn’t get any special glasses for the event, but instead I set up a pinhole projection system, and we traced the sun’s image on a piece of paper as the eclipse passed. It was a pretty cool way to spend an afternoon.
On April 8, 2024, Cleveland will be right on the path of totality for the next eclipse visible from North America. We, however, will have moved to Boston by then. Still, the sun will be more than 90% eclipsed by the moon there.